Thursday, September 8, 2016

Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Beer Review #152

It might be a 90 degree early September afternoon, but I'm drinking a Pumpkin beer (my 4th in the last 8 days). Gotta get them while they're fresh, and before my mood moves on to the next thing. This time around I'm pouring Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale, As far as I'm concerned, Weyerbacher is perhaps Pennsylvania's best brewer, and their Imperial Pumpkin Ale does not disappoint. I'll even give them bonus points for comprehending that intentionally misspelling 'pumpkin' is not clever.

To bring you up to speed, my most recent pumpkin beer was Dogfish Head Punkin Ale (review #151). Prior to that I critiqued Warlock (review #149), the Pumpkin Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company. At that time I also recorded an episode "The Pour" (watch it here)  for STBC's Imperial Pumpking (review #45) which I first reviewed a year ago.

Of these 4 beers, Weyerbacher's Imperial Pumpkin Ale is the most bitter, but perhaps spicy would be a better description. Cinnamon and Allspice are big players here, as are nutmeg, and according to the brewer cardamon.

The aroma is primarily cinnamon and nutmeg with perhaps a hint of brown sugar.


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